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TRIAL BY DESIRE; American Bloodhound Mystery #296

By: Ballard, K. C.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London & NY, T. V. Boardman & Co.: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GAA17


1st printing (1960). Orange boards lettered and decorated in black on front and spine. Proof Copy sticker on ffep. Dj spine panel darkened with scuff and small open tear; lean. View more info

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THE HOUSE OF STRANGE SECRETS; A Detective Story

By: Bayly, A. Eric

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, E. P. Dutton & Co.: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: DC764


[1st printing] 1899 (Hubin, p. 27). Green cloth, decorated in blind and gilt stamped; 262pp. Faint cup rings (2); a little foxing at edges and endpapers; ffep erasure. View more info

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THE VENUS DEATH

By: Benson, Ben

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, M. S. Mill Co. & William Morrow & Co.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: JL27


[1st printing] 1953. Jacket art by Isabel Dawson. Dj is worn at edges and corners with small losses, mostly at spine ends; dj a little rubbed; bookplate mostly removed from front pastedown. View more info

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THE BURNING FUSE

By: Benson, Ben

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, M. S. Mill Co. & William Morrow & Co.: 1955

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: LQ03


Bookclub Edition. Dj art by Hedley Rainnie. Tear at front foredge of dj has been taped on reverse; rear dj panel rubbed; date stamp on ffep. View more info

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HIT LIST

By: Block, Lawrence

Price: $12.50

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: MTB111


[1st printing](2000). Slight wear to dj; black mark on lower end. View more info

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HIT MAN

By: Block, Lawrence

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: MTB112


[1st printing](1998). Corner bumps; two small tears to dj which also has a sticker on front ("Autographed Cop"). View more info

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THE WOMAN OF DEATH

By: Boothby, Guy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, C. Arthur Pearson Ltd: 1903

Seller ID: HAA42


Third edition. Navy cloth lettered in gold on spine and whiite on front; 308pps + ads; 7 illos. + frontis. Spine sunned; cover lettering fading; rubbing; edgewear. View more info

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THE MYSTERY LOVER'S COMPANION

By: Bourgeau, Art

Price: $16.00

Publisher: NY, Crown: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: NBA09


1st printing (1986). Dj art by Fred Marcellino. Solid reference item. Light general handling wear and minor soiling. View more info

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THE FEARFUL PASSAGE

By: Branson, H. C.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: DN72


(1st printing)(1945) Black coth, lettered in gold on spine. Pages tanned; dj has 1.5" piece out at spine head and small pieces out at corners. View more info

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MURDER DRAWS A CROWD; Fredric Brown Mystery Library Volume One

By: Brown, Fredric (edited By Stephen Haffner)

Price: $52.00

Publisher: Royal Oak, MI, Haffner Press: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: NWL01


[1st printing] Dj art by Norman Saunders. Intro by Jack Seabrook. View more info

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DEATH IN THE DARK; Fredric Brown Mystery Library Volume Two

By: Brown, Fredric (edited By Stephen Haffner)

Price: $52.00

Publisher: Royal Oak, MI, Haffner Press: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: NWL02


[1st printing] Dj art by John Newton Howitt. Intro by Jack Seabrook. View more info

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HALO FOR HIRE; THE COMPLETE PAUL PINE MYSTERIES

By: Browne, Howard (edited By Stephen Haffner)

Price: $62.00

Publisher: Royal Oak, MI, Haffner Press: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: NWL13A


[1st printing] Dj art by Laurel Blechman. Intro by Richard Lupoff; Afterward by Melissa Flagstad. New, direct from publisher. ($2 added to cover extra domestic postage needed due to heavy weight) View more info

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THE TIN ROOF BLOWDOWN; a Dave Robicheaux Novel

By: Burke, James Lee

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: LM36


1st printing, July 2007. Tanning. View more info

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PHILO GUBB, Correspondence School Detective

By: Butler, Ellis Parker

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Boston & NY, Houghton Mifflin: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HHA09


[1st printing] 1918. Mustard cloth, lettered in black on front and spine with pirctirial front in black; 354pps. Rear exterior hinge has been glue-repaired;.worn at edges and corners. View more info

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VALE OF TYRANNY

By: Butler, Suzanne

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown: 1954

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: MTB102


Undated. Sticker pulled from front; nicks and tears to dj. View more info

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THE LOCH

By: Caird, Janet

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday Crime Club: 1969

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: DC7187


1st printing, 1969. Tan cloth lettered in black on spine; 209pp.; dj art by Marvin Mattelson. Something lives in the caves below the surface of the loch near the small Scottish town of Lochy, and when the water level rises disastrously, then drops. . . . . A couple of short closed dj tears and a little age-darkening. View more info

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THE SECRET OF SKELETON ISLAND; A Ken Holt Mystery

By: Campbell, Bruce

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1949

Seller ID: MXB87


Undated [Reprint]. Dj spine panel was wet and shows wear and small color flakes; small losses at dj edges and corners; perfumy smell. View more info

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THE CORPSE MAKER; Starmont Popular Culture Study #2

By: Cave, Hugh B.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Norfolk, VA, Starmont House, Inc.- Borgo: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: GQ05


[1st printing] 1988. No dj, as issued. Slight rubbing. View more info

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THE DARK GOD

By: Chancellor, John

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Century Co.: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: DC6146


1st printing, April 1928. Blue cloth; orange print. In Bleiler's Checklist of Fantastic Literature. Cloth is spotted at hinge edges with one or 2 strays. Scarce. View more info

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THE SAINT VS. SCOTLAND YARD

By: Charteris, Leslie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Blue Ribbon Books / Burt: 1938

Seller ID: HZ04


[1st printing thus](1932). Blue cloth blocked in silber on front and spine; 309 pps. Edgewear; worn at spine ends; rubbing; minor spoiling; endpage gutters tanned; owner's marks on front pastedown. View more info